Debbie Rowe won’t seek guardianship of her daughter Paris Jackson after the 15-year-old suicide attempt last week.
After a judge ordered an inquiry into Paris Jackson’s welfare, reports said that Debbie Rowe wanted guardianship instead of the girl’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson. But a source close to the family told the New York Daily News that Debbie would only take over care of the girl in an extreme circumstance.
“It would take Katherine dying or becoming very ill for Debbie to seek legal guardianship in court,” said the source.
The source added that Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe remain on good terms, but want to respect the will of the late Michael Jackson, father of Paris.
Paris Jackson reportedly attempted suicide on Wednesday after she was forbidden from attending a Marilyn Manson concert. Reports said Paris ran into her room and cut her wrists with a meat cleaver and swallowed a large number of pills. She also let a suicide note.
Paris had seemed despondent in the hours before the attempt, posting notes on Twitter hinting at depressions. Older pictures of Paris also showed signs of cutting on her wrist.
Paris is now said the be doing well after the suicide attempt. Afterward Marilyn Manson reached out to the girl, offering her VIP tickets to a future concert.
A judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael’s three children last week ordered an investigation into Paris Jackson’s well-being, asking an investigator to look into the teenager’s health, education, and welfare and make recommendations. The judge did not say if the findings would be published.
The Jackson family has been cooperative with the inquiry
“There have been communications between the court and counsel and we’re completely supportive of the court’s actions,” Katherine Jackson’s attorney, Perry Sanders Jr., said Friday.
The same judge had ordered another inquiry after Katherine Jackson was out of communication with them for several days last year. In that case Debbie Rowe did not receive guardianship either.